Database architects are about average in terms of happiness.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, database architects rate their career happiness 3.3 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 41% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy database architects are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Back-End developer
Technical product manager
Systems architect
Computer systems engineer
Computer network architect
Database architect
Broadcast and sound engineering technician
Computer and information research scientist
Web designer
Data scientist

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

  • Salary: Are database architects happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do database architects find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as database architects?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are database architect’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are database architects making the best use of their abilities?

Are database architects happy with their salary?